Ex-Brazil player gets angry after seeing the call-up: ‘Too bad! Nobody knows him, it’s disrespectful’

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The date of publication: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

Update date: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

One of the biggest surprises of the Brazilian team is represented by the absence of Roberto Firminothe Liverpool striker, however Jose Ferreira Neto (56), former Selecao midfielder, criticizes the coach Tite for another striker who stayed at home.

Neto: ‘Calling Martinelli and not Gabigol is disrespectful’

netofootballer who collected 15 games and 5 goals for the Brazilian national team between 1988 and 1993, had a tough speech after seeing that Tite decided to call Gabriel Martinelli (21), Arsenal striker, again Gabriel Barbosa (26 years old), known as “Gabigol”, the top of Flamengo, was not listed.

It’s a shame, a joke! What has Martinelli achieved so far? 33 career goals. It’s disrespectful to football. Doing that in football shows you don’t deserve the position you’re in.

Calling Martinelli and not Gabigol is disrespectful. The biggest shame of all summons. In Brazil, nobody knows Martinelli”said Neto, quoted by the Daily Mail.

Gabriel Barbosaformer Inter and Benfica player, scored 29 goals and provided 5 assists in 62 matches played in 2022.

Gabriel Martinelli has been at Arsenal since 2019, and this season he has played 18 games (16 as a starter), scoring five goals and providing two assists.

In the Brazil senior national team, Martinelli was never a starter. He’s been used in three games this year, but each time he was brought in in the second half.

Brazil squad for the World Cup

Guardians: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

defense: Danilo (Juventus), Dani Alves (Pumas UNAM), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (PSG), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Bremer (Juventus)

midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)

Strikers: Neymar (PSG), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Antony (Manchester United), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Pedro (Flamingo)

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